The Wedding Color Palette You Should Choose For Your Wedding Ceremony & Reception, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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The Wedding Color Palette You Should Choose For Your Wedding Ceremony & Reception, According To Your Zodiac Sign
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The right color palette for your zodiac sign will elevate your big day.

Choosing the right color palette for your wedding this season is what is going to make your big day extra special.

These are the main colors that will be seen during the marriage ceremony AND the wedding reception and your wedding photos so it's important to pick colors that mean a lot to you but are also unique. Why not choose something that matches your zodiac sign's power color?

None of us want to be the person who took inspiration from someone else's wedding just to have it look exactly the same, right?

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Picking a color palette for your wedding day can be very stressful, though. And the panic of possibly doing something that everyone else has done before can make you terrified to want to make any major decisions in your wedding color theme. The last thing you want is to choose a color palette that's boring or just way too crazy. There are ways to use astrology to help you simplify the process. 

Going with power colors that mean a lot to you and your zodiac sign is a good place to start — after all, you do want people to think of you when they walk into the venue. But even that advice can be way too vague to follow.

What if you want to do purple? Do you do a soft purple like lavender or do you go deeper and do something like eggplant? What's the difference between a royal purple and a dark purple?!

This is like choosing a white dress. Do you even know how many shades of white and cream and eggshell there are?

It's honestly a nightmare to even think about.

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(I can't be the only one who gets anxiety whenever I look at all the color chips in a home improvement store!)

Astrology and your horoscope sign can help you figure out the perfect color palette without having to sacrifice your own personal style and still have something unique for your big day.

You want to make sure that the palette you choose is stunning enough to stand on its own without looking like too much (like as tablecloths and napkins for your reception) but can still be used as hints of color (in bouquets and bow tie) without feeling like it's getting lost in all the black and white, especially in your wedding photos.

Using the same astrology that helps you understand your horoscopes's unique personality traits is the perfect guide for this. According to your zodiac sign, there are colors that represent your star sign perfectly with a unique wedding color palette that only you can pull off flawlessly.

These power colors are found in the fiery personalities, gentle hearts, and simple beauties of the star signs, while still being different enough that each zodiac sign has their own personal palette that works for them and only them.

And once you find the color palette you should choose for your wedding ceremony and reception, you can go back to choosing the really important things, like what kind of cake to get.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

A bold zodiac sign calls for a bold color palette, Aries. The perfect color for your wedding ceremony and reception should be shades of red. But here’s where you get to choose what’s really going to pop on your big day: you can either go with bright and bold red, like cherry and crimson or a deep, sultry reds, like oxblood and black cherry. Your main goal is to make people say wow when they see your color scheme.

As an Aries, you don’t shy away from the spotlight, so “look at me” reds are the perfect complement to your confident, outgoing personality.

Plus, if you choose to wear a white wedding dress, rich reds will really add a beautiful contrast to the white. Your wedding day is something you want to remember forever, so go big with a bold red color palette.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

As an earth sign, Taurus, you are a down to earth bride who really wants to get in touch with your roots on your big day. Family, tradition, and beauty are all very important to you during your ceremony and reception, so your color palette should reflect that.

Go with lush earth tone colors like sage green, soft brown, and stone grey. Use natural elements like moss, crystals, feathers, and landscapes as your inspiration. You love the idea of having an aesthetically-pleasing color palette for your wedding day, but you also don’t want the beauty of your venue and color scheme to take away from your beauty.

Earth tones make the perfect palette because they’re subtle, yet very high quality. You’re a lover of anything that makes you feel like a million bucks and if any day is the perfect day to do it up exactly the way you want, it’s your wedding day.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you’re the kind of bride who can’t keep a smile off of her face. You’re always one of the most optimistic zodiac signs, and happiness is one of your main goals in life, so your color palette should reflect the person you are — like shades of yellow, which is often associated with happiness.

If you want to keep things light and airy (since you are an air sign, after all), choose pastel blues, greens, pinks, and yellow. While you are definitely a zodiac sign that feels empowered and emboldened by color, you also like the idea of only having hints of it during your ceremony and reception.

Consider having all of your bridesmaids wear white, too, with pastel colors woven into flower crowns that match your bouquet. Or, if you want to show off your more fun and playful side, go with honey or golden yellows as the main color for your palette.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, you're a classic bride who wants to keep your color palette as traditional and sweet as you are. You're not opposed to eye-catching colors, but you want to make sure that the palette you choose is subtle and pleasant, rather than distracting or over the top.

Go for vintage-inspired colors like lavender, dusty blue, rose, and cream that really define the romance and charm you're looking for. You can find color inspiration for this palette in things like dried flowers, silk, and the ocean.

As an intuitive zodiac sign, you want your wedding ceremony and reception to be full of emotion and love, and having the right color palette to complement your style will show your guests just how much thought you've put into your big day; you want a color palette that will take people's breaths away when they first see it.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you're the glam bride that needs a wedding color palette that proves just how glam you really are, complete with drama, elegance, and passion. Since you are probably the closest one of all the zodiac signs to royalty, your palette should consist of rich, luxurious colors like royal blue, emerald green, ruby red, and gold.

Find your inspiration in the kind of jewelry royals would wear like tiaras, crowns, and gem-encrusted scepters. Because gold can so easily look gaudy and not at all royal, try hints of gold rather than swaths of it — like gold sparkles in your hair instead of gold tablecloths.

As for the rest of your color palette, your confidence to pull off literally any color should make these gorgeous blues, greens, and reds a stunning and daring choice that will only enhance the beauty of your wedding day (and you, of course).

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

The phrase "less is more" is definitely something you abide by, Virgo, especially when it comes to planning for your big day. You've never been a fan of weddings where there's way too much color going on, so you want to make sure that your own palette is minimalist and understated. You would be best served with muted neutrals like grey, taupe, and olive.

You also have an eye for detail, thanks to your ability to pay attention to the little things, so combining these colors with subtle patterns is the perfect way to show your guests that your wedding ceremony and reception is so you.

You know that you don't have to go all out to make a statement, and with your dress, the venue, and all of the other decorations, your big day will look amazing and thoughtful with a simple palette.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, your wedding day is something you've been dreaming about forever, so now that it's finally time for you to plan your big day, you want to make sure that everything is perfect. As a zodiac sign that's closely connected to the planet Venus, your color palette should be romantic, beautiful, and sweet — just like you are.

Look for inspiration in light and airy neutral colors like baby pinks and blues, mint green, and creamy whites. Don't limit yourself to just aesthetically-pleasing colors, either — upgrade your palette by incorporating textures, too.

Anything soft and dreamy like silk, velvet, and tulle will immediately bring a feeling of love and beauty to your ceremony and reception. Plus, these kinds of fabrics will really make your photos pop.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you don't do weddings like everyone else and you want all of your guests to know that your big day is exactly that – yours. So, you should go big with your color palette to show your guests just how passionate you are about being yourself and being in love.

Dark reds and fiery oranges are colors that can stir up a lot of emotion, and since you're so comfortable being yourself you can SO pull them off on your big day. And while it definitely doesn't work for a lot of people, you could actually get away with incorporating black into your color palette, too.

It might sound scary, but don't think of it as turning your white wedding into a dull funeral. Instead, wear that white dress with a dark red lipstick and black onyx jewels. You're going for sexy and sultry with this color palette, but the best kind of sexy is the subtle kind. Even just a hint of color will make you stand out from the rest of the wedding party, which is exactly what you're going for.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, you want picking your color palette for your wedding ceremony and reception to be easy so that you can get on to planning your honeymoon, am I right? You're one of the more relaxed, easy-going zodiac signs, so you want something that is simple to incorporate with everything – your venue, your bridal party, and the rest of your decorations.

The great thing about you (which makes everyone jealous) is that you look amazing in pretty much every color. So, how do you make your wedding color palette stand out from everyone else? Try a monochromatic palette in your favorite color.

Lighter tones on your bridal party will complement your white dress, while bolder, more saturated tones will look great as accents throughout the ceremony and reception.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you're another bride who appreciates the beauty of a traditional wedding ceremony and reception, so your color palette should also be traditional. That said, you are also interested in modern elements (rather than all traditional), so bringing your color palette into this age with slate and dove grey, ice blue, warm brown, and stark white will really set you apart from other brides, while still letting you hold onto that traditional side.

Your ceremony and reception will have an understated, yet timeless beauty to it with a modern, neutral palette. You can find inspiration for this palette in elements like mahogany wood, steel, snow, and feathers — elements that can bring both a contemporary feel but can still be considered traditional in the right setting. Plus, combining modern colors with a traditional wedding set-up will make your big day stand apart.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, you're one of those ultra-modern brides who can get away with adding in some unique color schemes because you're already pretty unique. Your wedding ceremony and reception would look great with a trendy palette, like splashes of neon blue or royal purple, or something more rebellious like a geometric pattern or asymmetrical lines.

Now is the time to not shy away from the bold moves other brides would shy away from. You're kind of like the anti-bride bride, so if anyone can get away with doing something very daring and a little shocking, it's you.

You would also be a great bride to completely rebel against the traditional wedding dress and wear something with a pop of color rather than white. This is your chance to show off your unique personality at your ceremony and reception, so choosing a color palette that stands out just like you do is a must.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

As one of the dreamier zodiac signs, Pisces, your color palette should reflect just how dreamy you really are – and how much you've been dreaming of your big day. You're a water sign, so go for colors that are flowy and calming like water — dark blue, seafoam green, coral, and sandy taupe.

When picking your decorations and dress, also consider soft, airy fabrics like silk and tulle to complete this feeling of exquisiteness. It'll be hard for people not to feel like they're in the middle of a dream wedding with these elements everywhere.

Your love of romance and beauty is what's ultimately going to make your big day something to remember, but the right color palette will bring that romance up a few more notches.

Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.